150 Faces of The Basilica Exhibit

150 Faces of The Basilica Exhibit

The new 150 Faces of The Basilica exhibit features photographs and stories of parishioners from the Immaculate Conception Church and The Basilica, 1868 through 2018: Broadway stars, police officers, businessmen and women, federal agents, nuns and immigrants. Come meet them all!

Through September 30
John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level

What is a parish without its parishioners?
October 4, 1868 marked the first Mass by Fr. James McGolrick, our first rector, in the first church building, the Shed Church attachment to the Immaculate Conception school, at the corner of 3rd Street N. and 3rd Avenue N. in Minneapolis.

For the last year we have celebrated our sesquicentennial with concerts and special Masses and service opportunities. To wrap up the year, we are celebrating some of the people who have made up the heart of this parish for the last 150 years: About half of them in August, the other half for September.

It is a somewhat random sample. It hopefully gives a taste of the diverse talents and experiences of our parishioners over the years.

I would love to hear your story as well – or the story of your family here! If you would like to share it with the Basilica Archives and the next generations of parishioners, please let me know.

Heather Craig
Basilica Archivist


Emil Oberhoffer

















Hattie McGahn


















Ida-Lorraine Wilderson















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